I love the Littlest Elf....the theme of this book is one all kids can relate to. Oliver wants to have a job at the North Pole, but it seems he is too little for most of the jobs!
Until he meets a little reindeer with the same dilemma...and Santa notices what they've done. It's a great book by the same author as The Littlest Pilgrim...so if you read that in November, this is a great text to use in December!
Also wonderful for introducing the Elf in your classroom!
THREE EMERGENT READERS
Beginning Middle and End
Main Character Details
Cause and Effect
Things Oliver could do-Things Oliver couldn't do: Make a list
Fill in Olivers Face to show how he felt in the beginning of the story...and the end.
Fill in Oliver and Dot's faces to show how they felt when Santa noticed what they did!
Text to Self
Emergent Reader #1 "At the North Pole" (8 pages) focus on sight words: this, is, the, and North Pole vocabulary words!
Emergent Reader #2 "What are the Elves Doing?" (10 pages) Focus on this, is, and action words.
Emergent Reader #3 "Where is the Little Elf?" (8 pages) Focus on positional words:
on top, between, inside, in front of, behind, beside, under
Summarize and Sequencing activities
Roll-Add and Stamp counting printable
Label the parts of the elf printable
Color the Elves Math Center: most and least
Patterning Strips for math center work
Inspired by the book The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty. The book isn't included, but necessary for the activities in this resource.
Would your kids enjoy a little reindeer non-fiction?
Real Reindeer A Non-Fiction Unit